Cepsa and Fertiberia, two of the companies that currently consume the most hydrogen in Spain, have signed an agreement on Wednesday for the decarbonisation of their production processes through the joint development of a large-scale renewable hydrogen plant in Huelva de green energy and other renewable gases. With this union, Cepsa and Fertiberia will define themselves as strategic partners in the project to develop 1 GW of electrolysis capacity in Palos de la Frontera, within the framework of the Andalusian Green Hydrogen Valley.
During the signing of the agreement in Huelva, Maarten Wetselaar, CEO of Cepsa, highlighted that “we have added a new strategic partner to the Andalusian Green Hydrogen Valley to continue promoting the decarbonisation of Huelva’s industry and make it a benchmark in sustainability at the European level “.
Two companies with a long industrial tradition in Huelva
For his part, Javier Goñi, CEO of Grupo Fertiberia, stated that the merger with Cepsa is “very relevant, given that it involves collaboration between two companies with the longest industrial tradition in the province of Huelva, and which represents almost all of current hydrogen consumption in Andalusia”.
“This alliance will promote the competitiveness of green hydrogen production in Huelva and will be a source of opportunities for multiple companies that will participate in the value chain, while at the same time reinforcing the decarbonisation of our assets and our leading positions”, he pointed out. The agreement reached will make it possible to optimize the hydrogen and biogenic CO2 needs of the facilities of both companies in the industrial fabric of Palos de la Frontera (Huelva).
A pioneering project whose production will begin in 2026
Green hydrogen, whose production will begin in 2026, will be reinforced for Cepsa and Fertiberia’s own industrial consumption, and will allow the manufacture of advanced biofuels, as well as ammonia, AdBlue and sustainable fertilizers.
Cepsa’s La Rábida Energy Park and the Fertiberia facilities in Palos de la Frontera occupied adjacent spaces, so this alliance will also help to capture all the industrial and operational synergies that exist between both complexes, with the joint objective of raising the maximum degree of efficiency in its management.
The alliance will allow the development of a hydrogen and oxygen in Huelva. The construction of this infrastructure will be destroyed in a pioneering engineering project to connect hydrogen producers with consumers, in a way that ensures more sustainable, efficient and competitive energy.